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Greensprings’ Oguntoye wins global Teacher Olympiad to secure scholarship in US

Greensprings’ Oguntoye wins global Teacher Olympiad to secure scholarship in US

Lanre Oguntoye, an assistant principal at Greensprings School, Anthony campus, Lagos, has secured a $6,250 master’s in education (M.Ed.) scholarship to study at the International Teachers University in the United States of America.

Oguntoye was selected after a remarkable milestone of attaining the top one percentile globally at the 2023 International Teacher Olympiad (ITO), a contest that featured over 300,000 teachers from over 10,000 schools across over 45 countries.

For the achievement, he was awarded a Certificate of Merit and a scholarship worth $6,250.

The ITO organised by Suraasa, a leading teacher upskilling and growth platform, is a rigorous assessment programme evaluating teachers across six essential domains of professional practice curriculum, pedagogy and technology, student engagement, learning environment, learning assessment and data, ethics and values, and teacher growth and professional development.

Oguntoye received several other prizes and recognition including a direct nomination for the Teacher Impact Award by Suraasa, access to a 6-month professional domain-wise development plan, and access to an exclusive community of teachers on Suraasa.

Oguntoye, a recipient of the 2019 Inspirational Teacher of the Year Award by Meadow Hall Foundation (MHF), the Lagos State champion of the 2021 Maltina Teacher of the Year award, and the Top 60 of the 2022 Cambridge Dedicated Teacher Award, Oguntoye continues to be a trailblazer in the field of education.

Commenting on the award, Lanre Oguntoye said the achievement is a testament to the growth and professional development opportunities that he has embraced with gratitude.

“I am overjoyed to secure another international accolade through my Top 1 percent ranking in the International Teacher Olympiad,” he said.

Oguntoye lauded the unwavering support and commitment to teaching excellence at Greensprings School, an institution that values and fosters the continuous growth of its educators.

According to the organisers, the Olympiad aims to celebrate global educational excellence, and as Lanre Oguntoye awaits the invitation for the Teacher Impact Award, his achievement stands as an inspiration to educators worldwide.

They also commended his dedication, passion for education, and pursuit of excellence making him a true asset to the teaching community.